Happy new year! Welcome to the starting point for the Stampin' Addicts Occasions Mini Catalog Blog Tour. Thank you for visiting. I hope you have a lot of fun & end the tour inspired! To visit Stampin' Addicts at any time click here or cut and paste their address into your browser:

I created two cards and two 3-D items using Garden from the Heart (pg. 9 of the Occasions Mini Catalog which you can link to now by clicking on the catalog image at right plus this set shown in a post on this blog from a couple days ago). Be sure to read through till the end for some delicious and enticing "blog candy"!

All recipes for my samples plus instructions for the basket will be posted here Monday once the blog tour is over. I invite you to bookmark my blog so you can visit me again. Let's begin!

Note: I must have taken these photos a half dozen times and I could not get them to be as vibrant as they are in "real life" so squint your eyes and I hope they "pop" more for you! 😉

Happy Mother's Day – Straw Hat Card


Birthday Butterfly and Gardening Basket

Dried Herbs/Embrace Life Card

From My Garden Bag with Scallops


Stella's Yummy & Scrumptious Blog Candy! Leave an (appropriate) comment identifying your favorite of my four submissions above and you may win the Holiday Collections stamp set shown in the column at right. When the blog hop ends, I'll use a randomizer to select one winner and announce it on Monday, January 4 here on this blog.

The next stop on the blog tour is on Sharon Field's blog found here where she creates with the Pinking Hearts Border and Corner Punch. Or you might have come here from the 23rd stop on the tour which is Debra Burgin's creativity with Chocolate Bunny here.

READ ME: If you are having any problems with any one blog stopping you in your tracks (a couple customers have contacted me about this) then go to this thread in the Stampin' Addicts site to see the summary – with links – of the order of things. No one's blog should be missed so don't let a roadblock stop ya! Just go around it.

Enjoy and remember that stamping is cheaper than therapy!